The Titled Arena saga continues May 4th, this time with 100% less 960.
A long time ago, on a chess server far far away...
After two very successful 960 events, it is finally time to play some proper chess. Position 518, where the starting piece positions actually make sense. The latest editions have been won convincingly by the Doctor. Will he be victorious yet again, or is time for a new king to rise and take the throne? Winter is coming.
The event will as usual be preceded by a bullet 1+0 Warm-up Arena, open to all players with a minimum of 10 rated bullet games. Yes, even you.
When: Saturday, May 4th, 19:00 UTC
Format: 1+0 Bullet arena, 2 hour duration
1. $ 500
2. $ 250
3. $ 125
4. $ 75
5. $ 50
Participation requirement: Verified FIDE or NM title (see below)
If you are new to Lichess, it's important to become familiar with the arena tournament format. Read our FAQ and consider trying out an arena tournament in advance. Arena points are awarded based on the number of games you win. If multiple players finish the tournament with the same number of points, tournament performance is used to break the tie. Prizes will be awarded within three days after the event, through PayPal, BTC or Euro wire transfer.
To participate in the Titled Arena events, you need a verified titled account on Lichess. If you don't already have a Lichess account, create one. Then, to get your FIDE or NM title verified, please fill out this title verification form, and we will process it within 24 hours. If you already have verified your title on Lichess, you don't have to do this again. When your title has been verified by us, you will be able to join the tournament.
We've had a bunch of players streaming the previous Titled Arenas, including Magnus Carlsen, John Bartholomew, Eric Rosen and ChessNetwork. We encourage both participants and fans to live-stream the tournament. If you plan to, check out our small streamer's kit for some useful graphics to include in your overlay.
May the fourth be with you!